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FM Contract Watch join the Association of Security Consultants

  We are pleased to announce that FM Contract Watch has been accepted for full membership by the Board of The Association of Security Consultants. Founded in 1991, the Association of Security Consultants is recognised as the professional organisation for independent security consultants, representing their interests and promoting their activities.

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Unlicensed security director given suspended prison sentence as court considers confiscation of his assets

On 6 November, at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove was sentenced for working without a licence following several hearings in October 2017 and September 2017. At this latest hearing, Pursglove was given a 4-month prison sentence suspended for 2 years. He was also sentenced to a community order of 150 hours unpaid work. As part […]

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Door supervisor who refused to wear his SIA licence receives a criminal conviction and loses his licence

Door supervisor, Warren Steele, has had his licence revoked following a conviction, for failing to display his licence whist on duty. Steele was sentenced on 15 September 2017, at Chester Magistrates Court. Steele, a head door supervisor, was caught on two occasions failing to display his licence when he was working at a bar near […]

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Vacancy – Part Time Security Consultants/Auditors

FM Contract Watch provide support services to the Security Guarding Industry including Penetration/Customer Service Audits, Security Consultancy and Reviews throughout the UK. We have a requirement to increase our team of Auditors in London and the Thames Valley area. The positions are self-employed, part time and applicants must be prepared to work on an ad […]

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Choosing your Security Contractor responsbily

There are currently in excess of 800 Security Companies who are accredited by the Security Industry Authority as an Approved Contractor and, there are believed to be, approximately 2,200 companies who are operating outside of the scheme. The members of the ACS Pacesetters have all achieved a score of +136 (recently increased from +128) and […]

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The October Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

The latest Newsletter from FM Contract Watch has just been published and includes: Security Awareness in the Workplace – The Silver Fox Audit News Board – The latest industry news Accredited Members – The ACS Pacesetters SIA Approved Contractor Scoring Insurance Broker to the Security Industry – Sutton Specialist Risks Click here to read the […]

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Security Awareness in the Workplace

The Silver Fox Audit was originally introduced, over 15 years ago, to carry out penetration audits to test security guarding teams, however, over the years this has evolved to take into account the threats and circumstances that both Security teams and all levels of employees face in the workplace. FM Contract Watch offers a wide […]

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Displaying a frontline SIA Licence in line with legislation

When carrying out Silver Fox Audits, our Auditors regularly encounter Frontline Security Officers and Door Supervisors who are failing to display their SIA licence in accordance with the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and many do not realise the importance of this and possible consequences of failing to do so. A frontline Officer must wear […]

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Barred security director is found guilty of working without a licence and convicted again

On 14 September 2017, at Llandudno Magistrates Court, Mark Pursglove and was found guilty of working without a licence, Rachel Williams for aiding and abetting Mr Pursglove, and Alan Williams was found guilty for providing false information. This is not the first time the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has prosecuted Mark Pursglove. In February 2016, […]

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for attempted fraud, by falsely claiming compensation from the SIA

On 11 August 2017, at Bristol Magistrates Court, we prosecuted Zakir Mohammed Zillul for attempting to claim £1673 in compensation for alleged lost travel documents. In August 2016, Zillul submitted an application to the SIA for a Door Supervision Licence. In support of this application, and to verify his identity, he sent his passport to […]

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